Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier

Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters on the Harbourfront stage, for one night only!

Gunning & Cormier go back 23 years when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute. “He hired me for a gig when I was just back from Nashville, nobody knew me here,” says Cormier.

“We were totally blown away by J.P.’s playing,” recalls Gunning. “I remember him saying if you ever do a CD, I want to play on it.” That happened, and much more. They played together and wrote together whenever they could, coming up with songs that graced both their projects, over the years showered with awards and nominations on the East Coast and nationally.

“Dave is such a part of my life,” says Cormier. “Dave is like my family, he’s like a blood relative to me, and he’s always been that way. ” Gunning feels the same way. “Absolutely, we just became fast friends, and we’ve been working together ever since.”

“It seems to be a different kind of response from the audience that I’m not too sure that either of us have experienced before,” says Gunning. “We love singing together, we love playing guitar together, it just works.”

Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. It’s the power of the song, the highest quality from the past to the now. It’s two friends, brothers, uncompromising performers. There couldn’t be a better time or place to discover Gunning & Cormier.



Fri, May 31




Harbourfront Theatre


124 Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside


(902) 888-2500